Previosly Exhibited in;
Taksim Square, 2012
Contemporary Istanbul, Tersane, 2022
Istanbul Cendere Art Museum, 2023
GAD Gate sculpture was designed and fabricated by GAD and Gokhan Avcioglu as a part of on-going research on flexible structures for architecture. The design was based on a modular system in steel for a free-standing urban gate that can be moved and transformed based on programmatic requirements. 'GAD Gate' is an urban placemaker, a landmark attracting attention to a specific point in the city. This modular sculpture is based on computational software design models realized in digital fabrication employing CNC.
Contemporary lstanbul Bloom Fair, 2023
El Turco, East Hampton NYC, 2023
Minimal surfaces are an important concept in architecture and design, as they represent the most efficient way of enclosing space with a given surface area. These surfaces are characterized by having the minimum possible surface area for a given boundary. lmagine stretching a rubber sheet over a curved surface, like a ball. The rubber sheet will try to minimize its surface area, which is why it will bulge out in the middle and be taut at the edges. This is similar to the way a soap film behaves, as it tries to minimize its surface tension by spreading out evenly. It is here in the power of natural forms that the Artimus Sculpture by Gokhan Avcioglu with its biophilic forms for public sculpture for Easthampton creates a new idea of art. lnspired by the Ancient Lydian God, Artimus, the Goddess of nature, childbirth and wildlife, this Sculpture with innovative minimal surface forms unified a fundamental concept in art, architecture and design, and their application can lead to more meaningful public sculpture in tune with nature and natural settings.
Assistant: Furkan Meric
Sculpture Code: SCLP 2
Manufacturing Location: TR/ Kasso Engineering
Technique: Electrostatic Powder Coated Aluminum Sheets With Galvanized Steel Base
Dimension: 180 x 165 x 355 cm
Before Sunset Beach, Cesme/lzmir, 2023
Four Seasons Bosphorus, lstanbul, 2023
Darulbedai Park Sisli, Istanbul, 2024
Illuyanka is a deity from ancient Anatolian mythology, particularly associated with the Hittite civilization. llluyanka is often depicted as a serpentine or draconic entity. The exact nature of the creature can vary, ranging from a snake-like creature to a dragon with multiple heads. llluyanka is known for engaging in a mythological battle with the storm god, Tarhunt. This epic struggle represents the conflict between order and chaos, where Tarhunt seeks to defeat and vanquish the serpent/dragon. llluyanka is associated with chaos. it is seen as a malevolent force that brings turmoil and disorder to the natural order of the world. llluyanka's existence represents a necessary counterbalance to the forces of order and goodness. The presence of chaos and evil serves to emphasize and define the virtues of order and righteousness. in this way, llluyanka's negative traits contribute to the overall harmony and equilibrium of the mythological world.
Feshane Istanbul, 2023
Shaushka was the highest-ranked goddess in the Hurrian pantheon. Gokhan Avcioglu's sculpture, Shaushka, is based on an abstraction of the mythological deity Shaushka, representing healing and natural balance. Here, we witness the power of organic forms and their utilization in contemporary art and sculpture creation, serving as the foundation for the abstract sculpture Shaushka, 2023, by Gokhan Avcioglu. This public art piece incorporates abstract and organic shapes with an archaic source, fitting harmoniously within the contemporary public space. Simultaneously, the ancient mythological symbolism is revitalized to invigorate the urban setting of lstanbul Metropolitan Municipality's Feshane Art Center on the Golden Horn. Shaushka by Gokhan Avcioglu, with its innovative minimal surface geometry, unifies a fundamental concept found in art, architecture, and nature.
Contemporary Istanbul, 2023
The contemporary abstract geometric sculpture NIKE by Gokhan Avcioglu in steel portrays a graceful and dynamic representation of the ancient Greek deity Nike, who symbolizes victory and triumph. The sculpture captures the essence of motion and momentum through its intricate arrangement of sleek steel lines and angles. The steel composition forms a parametric series of intersecting and overlapping planes, creating a sense of fluidity and movement within a rigid material. The sculpture’s organic edges and clean lines pay homage to the deity’s association with victory, reflecting the precision and determination required to achieve success. Its upward-reaching elements suggest an ascent, signifying the soaring spirit of triumph. The polished colored steel surface catches and reflects light, adding a natural luminous quality that symbolizes Nike’s role as a bringer of glory in our natural world.
Darulbedai Park in Sisli, Istanbul, 2023
"Arma," the refined creation of artist Gokhan Avcioglu, stands as an artistic testament to the enduring concept of nature and its timeless connection to the human spirit. Artist Avcioglu's steel sculpture masterfully bridges the realms of both the divine and the abstract, offering a captivating portrayal that resonates with the intrinsic harmony of Istanbul's natural surroundings in the Darülbedayı Park. This unique sculpture in steel seamlessly melds the concepts of art and nature, infusing the city with a newfound understanding of the interplay between these two powerful forces. Avcioglu's "Arma" reimagines nature within the bustling urban sphere of Istanbul, inviting its residents to embark on a profound journey where art and nature become one.
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